Hot News Stories (8/26/15)

CNN (USA)
David Perry, a journalist and the father of a son with Downs syndrome, opposes recent anti-choice efforts that target abortion providers and further stigmatize people with disabilities, “Ohio Republicans and anti-abortion activists want to use my son as a wedge issue… If you want to help people with Down syndrome, don’t politicize their births. Instead, get to work building a more inclusive society.

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
Planned Parenthood on Tuesday asked a federal court to block enforcement of an order by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal that would bar patients from receiving medical care through the organization using Medicaid.

CBS Local (St. Louis, MO)
Republican state senators and the Missouri health department director debated Tuesday whether a Columbia Planned Parenthood met state requirements needed to perform abortions, an issue that has led to questions about whether the agency properly granted the clinic a license in July.

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